For the first time, I’ve signed up for Whipstitch’s Sewing Buddy Project and I’ve been paired up with the lovely Jennie, of Porch Swing Quilts. A few months ago, we were assigned our first mission of the year: to create a boy/ girl project, using coordinating fabrics in any sewn format that we chose. My buddy and I settled on “adventure bags” for our daughter and son, respectively.
The fabric choice was easy–Michael Miller’s Backyard Baby/ Bella Butterfly line had enough bugs to satisfy my nature-boy (who unfortunately lives in Silicon Valley, where visiting “nature” involves predatory parking) and Jennie’s nature-girl. I went with the small messenger bag from Oliver + S’s Little Things to Sew and Jennie used the Daisy Girl Backpack pattern.
I love-love-love how my little guy’s messenger bag turned out (and would totally not mind using it as a handbag!):
The bag is big enough for my boy’s cub scout manual, a couple pencils (there are sewn-in slots in the inside pocket), a small notebook and magnifying glass and maybe a bug-holding container or two. The best part, though, is that he happily uses it! Here’s my little boy, on a scout-related field-trip. Too cute!
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With school officially out for us, the kids are ready for summer adventure!
2 thoughts on “Sewing Buddy project #1”
Nicole, you did a fantastic job. And the second I finished those grommets and snapped pictures, my daughter was off to collect bugs in the backyard. I need to get her a bug catcher!
Can't wait for the next one – and thanks for doing all the front work on the flickr posts. I owe you one!